Amazon.in is now offering Kindle unlimited at an introductory rate of 99 Rupees.
99 is a great price, in my opinion. Even 199 is a good price for the service. However the complaint is, not many of the heavyweight books are included in the KU so there is not enough “good” books to be found in the KU selection at Amazon.in.
However, the bigger issue is probably the e-reading aspect of things. Not sure how pervasive e-readers or e-reading is in India and that alone might make a difference in how well this subscription service is received.
Amazon sent a note to KU subscribed authors:
We are excited to announce the launch of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.in. Customers will be able to read as many books as they want while part of the Kindle Unlimited program, providing another avenue for readers to discover KDP Select authors.
KDP Select authors will earn a share of the KDP Select global fund for each page Kindle Unlimited customers read of their books.
Subscription services in India are priced at approximately a third of the rate of their counterparts in other countries, and Kindle Unlimited will be no different. We expect that at some point in the future, we will need to adjust the India Kindle Unlimited KDP Select payout to reflect local program economics. For now, we will continue to set one KDP Select global fund that will pay for pages read by Kindle Unlimited customers around the world, including India.
Trying to figure out what the underlined sentence means, and my jet-lagged, sleep-deprived brain is not making much progress in deciphering it. If anyone reading this has an inkling, please do shed some light.